BIM has already saved the UK construction industry and its clients over £2bn. Digital technology is evolving and therefore changing the way that we plan our infrastructure, construct buildings and maintain it all. The Digital Construction Summit will deliver case studies on successful digital projects, thought leadership on the adoption of BIM, discussion around the ways in which embracing the latest technology will improve efficiency, as well as safety, health and wellbeing.
- Case studies and best practice
- The benefits to the whole supply chain
- How digitalisation can assist with modern methods of construction
- Building in more efficient ways
- The impacts technology will have on the Future of Construction
- Changes to culture of working
- How data can benefit client, contractor and supply chain
- Protection from cyber threats
- Value of BIM and Digital Tech
- How to reskill your work force in BIM
- Where to go for more information and resources
The Digital in Construction Summit will provide a full day of thought provoking seminar sessions catering for all levels. Industry experts will take you through todays leading issues and offer exclusive insights into the very best solutions ready for you to implement into your organisation. Leave feeling confident, inspired and educated, having been taught important information needed to create a sustainable business in construction.
Registration and networking breakfast
Opening remarks from the chair Mark Bew, Chairman at PCSG, Director at ECS
Producing coordinated project information in a digital world
To date, the main focus of building information modelling (BIM) has been around more efficient drawing generation and clash detection. In this presentation Stephen will focus on the information within BIM and demonstrate how construction professionals and their clients can benefit from this.
Key learning outcomes:
- How to have a standardised approach to construction project information
- How to coordinate information in a collaborative environment
- How BIM and emerging digital technologies will disrupt the construction industry
Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director, NBS
Networking coffee break
Digitising offsite construction
This key-note presentation looks at the latest techniques for digitising construction and how the new technology is taking offsite construction to the next level.
Digital transformation is happening all around us and the developing technologies, such as global connectivity, and new advances such as drones, satellite images, robotics and electric cars are set to accelerate and will continue to change the way we live. The construction industry has been much slower to adopt and benefit from the digital transformation. McAvoy’s view is that there is tremendous synergy between offsite construction with its speed and quality benefits - and the latest digital techniques, which can radically improve the way we design and produce new buildings.
Lorraine McMorrow, Digital Construction Manager, McAvoy
Networking refreshment break
HS2’s approach to BIM and Beyond
BIM processes requires design and handover of information to be consistently produced, managed and exchanged, to an agreed set of collaborative and integrated processes that encourage the re-use of data. This is a step towards a more digital and data-centric process which requires a set of connected, integrated and fully governed information systems. HS2 is committed to the use of BIM to deliver a high speed, integrated and operating railway. We are harnessing the power of BIM to enable our whole life approach to managing our digital assets and realising their value. This approach will enable us to create and maintain a digital representation of the railway, joining up all necessary data, creating a cohesive Information Model, which can be visualised and interrogated for different purposes using cutting edge technology. The Information Model will be created progressively throughout the lifecycle of the railway; ‘Virtual Railway’ during Design and Construction with a view to handover a ‘Digital Twin’ of the built asset to Operations & Maintenance.
Dr. Sonia Zahiroddiny, BIM Strategy Manager, HS2 Ltd
Networking buffet lunch
Opening afternoon remarks from the chair Mark Bew, Chairman at PCSG, Director at ECS
Sam will talk about the Transforming Construction programme that he is leading on behalf of BEIS and UKRI which is part of the delivery of the UK Industrial Strategy. The Transforming Construction challenge, a £170 million research and innovation investment, matched by £250 million from industry, will create new construction processes and techniques for building manufacture in the UK. Linked to the Construction Sector Deal, the programme includes funding for research, a new construction network and the creation of an active building centre and innovation hub.
Sam Stacey, Challenge Director, UKRI
Networking refreshment break
Digital quality management in construction
With basic quality management in construction fundamentally the same as in 1980’s and some quality control processes dating back to 1960’s, new technologies are a game changer that require new skills and thought processes. With the mountains of data being generated, quality professionals need to unlock its value to drive the quality of construction in 21st century. Digital Quality Management uses lean construction to leverage digital technology of BIM, AR, VR, Drones, blockchains, robotics, 3D printing, advanced materials, laser scanning and AI and place quality management at the heart of digital construction. Out goes traditional document-centric management systems and in comes web-based process management, BIM models, digital instructions through smart glasses, workflow systems and knowledge management systems.
Paul Marsden, Chartered Quality Professional, Chartered Quality Institute
Networking coffee break
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Mark Bew, Chairman at PCSG, Director at ECS
Closing remarks from the chair Mark Bew, Chairman at PCSG, Director at ECS
Close of summit
Mark is an engineer who over the last thirty years has developed a track record of delivering successful process and technology driven business change programmes from within the Engineering and Construction industry. These include the development of Building Information Modelling (BIM) standards and the integration of engineering and commercial systems. He chaired the development of the UK Government BIM Strategy which was published in July 2011 as part of the Government Construction Strategy and chaired the UK BIM Task Group which delivered the 2011-2016 Level 2 programme.
Mark is a Chartered Engineer with a PhD in the digital prediction of social outcomes through the built environment. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and member of the British Computer Society. Mark was previously a Director at Scott Wilson Group and Costain Group plc, he has also held positions with John Laing, Kvaerner Construction and GEC Avionics. Mark was awarded and MBE in the 2011 list for services to construction.
Digital Construction Manager
The McAvoy Group
Lorraine McMorrow is Digital Construction Manager for The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists. She is responsible for managing the implementation and development of the Group’s digital construction strategy to meet the needs of its diverse customer base.
BIM Strategy Manager
High Speed Two Limited (HS2)
As the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Strategy Manager at HS2, Sonia is responsible for the strategic and consistent implementation of BIM across the programme with a view to increasing efficiency through design, construction, testing, operations and maintenance. Through digital disruption and innovation her aim is to push the boundaries beyond BIM to enhance traditional ways of working and build a true data-driven culture for HS2 and the wider industry.
Prior to HS2, Sonia helped Transport for London (TfL) to achieve BIM capability by developing and utilising standardised processes for the production, management and delivery of asset information. As a student she looked up to the likes of Larry Page, Ray Kurzweil and other computer scientists and futurists and hoped one day she could grow in the business work and apply Computer Sciences to everyday business to make it more effective. Today, she applies her theoretical grounding in Computer and Information Sciences and practical knowledge in BIM in the Rail and Construction industry.
Her passion is in bettering our business lives and simplifying the process of decision making through digitisation, standardisation, collaboration and use of latest technology, while keeping an eye on future developments.
She holds a PhD in Computer Sciences and BIM, a master degree in Business Information Systems Management and a BSc in Computer Networks Technology. She is a member of the CIOB and INCOSE and she actively supports the wider industry in the way of working groups, round tables, guest lectures and presentations. To her this is not just a job, it’s part of a visionary quest to make a real difference in the industry.
Stephen first started working on NBS products in 1999 and has played a big part in the developments of products such as NBS Chorus, NBS Building and National BIM Library. He was the project lead for the development of the BIM Toolkit on behalf of the UK Government’s BIM Task Group. Prior to joining NBS, Stephen studied at Durham University. His first degree was in Structural Engineering followed by a PhD in the digital modelling of building structures.
Chartered Quality Professional
Chartered Quality Institute
Paul Marsden is a Chartered Quality Professional with the Chartered Quality Institute with nearly 30 years experience of quality management in construction, telecommunications, banking, security, aerospace and energy. His new book, 'Digital Quality Management in Construction', published by Routledge, is due out in early 2019. Paul has had a diverse career including being a Member of Parliament, Head of Quality at Horizon Nuclear Power and Interim Secretary-General at European construction trade association.
Transforming Construction at UKRI
Sam Stacey is Challenge Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI. He is leading the Transforming Construction challenge, a £170 million research and innovation investment, matched by £250 million from industry, to create new construction processes and techniques for building manufacture in the UK. Linked to the Construction Sector Deal, the programme includes funding for research, a new construction network and the creation of an active building centre and innovation hub.
Before joining UKRI, Sam was Director of Innovation, Industrialisation and Business Improvement at Skanska UK, a Trustee of the Building Research Establishment, and Chairman of the National Platform for Construction. Sam has also worked for Wates Construction and Buro Happold Engineering. He is a Chartered Structural Engineer with an MBA from Henley Business School and degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Philosophy from Imperial College and Cambridge University.Sam is married with two children and lives in London and Suffolk.
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) is the largest provider of building control services to the construction industry. Our 320 LABC teams across England and Wales make up a national network of 3,500 professional surveyors and support staff. We work with clients in all sectors providing advice and solutions on all types of schemes. Because local authorities are assigned the regulatory function, our network is ‘not for profit’ and available from every local authority in England & Wales.
LABC surveyors have the technical expertise, skills, knowledge and experience to advise you on all areas of your design relating to the building regulations including means of escape; fire engineering; access/inclusion; acoustics; energy efficiency; and sustainable features.
FIS (Finishes and Interiors Sector) the trade body for the fit-out and finishes sector. We represent over 450 members consisting of specialist contractors, distributors and manufacturers involved in the installation and fit-out of interior systems, facades, ceilings, drywall, partitions and finishes. We work on behalf of our members to raise awareness and increase the influence of the sector. We help members to make the most of opportunities through advice, training, technical support and dialogue with government and other bodies.
We have three strategic focus areas within our business:
- Technical - we make technical standards easy to understand for the sector
- Community - we provide a community that helps members grow a sustainable business
- Skills - we ensure the sector has sufficient skills to meet the needs of its clients - now and in the future
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry. Established in 1988 with just five founder members, CIC now occupies a key role within the UK construction industry providing a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and more than 25,000 firms of construction consultants. The breadth and depth of its membership means that CIC is the only single body able to speak with authority on the diverse issues connected with construction without being constrained by the self-interest of any particular sector of the industry.
The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is recognised as the leading chartered professional institution for specialists employed in geospatial engineering and commercial management in the civil engineering industry. ICES strives in all that it does to maintain and improve that position and is dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. Its members have developed special skills ranging from an understanding of, and expertise in, the complexities of dimensional control to the specialist contractual knowledge necessary for the successful commercial management of civil engineering projects.
Women in BIM is a non-profit organisation aiming to encourage Women in BIM related roles and allow them to have a strong voice in the current workplace. Diversity is crucial to collaborative BIM and encouraging women in this sector is of critical importance. By bringing together women in BIM and digital related roles from around the world, we can empower and support each other. This also supports the global issue of skills shortages which are currently causing industry big problems when it comes to working in the context of BIM.
Impartial, comprehensive, unique and up-to-date, Construct UK's extensive directory of construction sales and marketing information is specifically designed for industry professionals - helping them to capitalise on the latest events, media initiatives, sales contact data and sources of experienced construction industry services, advice and support.Updated throughout the year, the directory covers everything for the construction marketer and sales professional, from PR and Marketing to Sales and Export. Divided into easily accessible sections, it comprises articles, features and databases, viewable online or in downloadable format. A few of the key resources include:
- 1,000 UK Architectural Practices, with named contacts
- Named Editorial Contacts at over 300 UK journals
- Calendar of 200+ UK Construction Exhibitions, with previous attendance and exhibiting costs data
- Calendar of 650+ Worldwide Construction Exhibitions (outside UK)
- A quick glance at the Directories and Downloads pages will show you how it can save hours in research time and help you stay up-to date with the latest construction sales and marketing information.
CostX by Exactal is the complete estimating solution; with everything the QS or estimator needs in the one program. Some of the benefits include:
Save time - measure counts, lengths and areas with a single click
Add more flexibility with the ability to load scanned, PDF and CAD drawings, plus 3D BIM models
Never miss a quantity with our powerful auto-revisioning tool to compare drawings, highlight changes and update quantities automatically
Powerful spreadsheet-based workbooks are live-linked to the drawings and your own cost database, to eliminate copy-paste errors
Impress your clients by producing customised, professional reports, including BOQs
Plus much more!
FARO® is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology, developing and manufacturing leading edge solutions that enable high-precision 3D capture, measurement and analysis across a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, engineering and public safety.
FARO® provides 3D hardware and software solutions for as-built data capturing and 3D visualization of architecture, engineering and construction projects that allow AEC professionals to quickly and accurately extract desired 2D and 3D deliverables.
Newforma pioneered the PIM software category in 2004 and has been dedicated to improving project delivery ever since. Our software is used by more than 1,500 architecture, engineering, and construction companies around the world, including 191 of the ENR Top 500 Design Firms. Our software and customer service are world-class and more than 96 percent of our customers renew their annual subscription.
Newforma software has been used to manage:
3 million projects
1 billion emails
44 million transmittals
24 million file transfers
6 million submittals
7 billion files
Copenhagen-based Dalux has capitalised upon Denmark’s early BIM adoption and the smartphone explosion to provide user-friendly BIM working, including augmented reality, on mobile devices
Digital Construction Summit will provide a full day of thought provoking seminar sessions catering for all levels. There will be seminars for professionals who need to adjust their business strategies to existing and emerging policy. Created specifically for strategic decision makers such as Heads of BIM, BIM Directors/Consultants and other senior personnel in AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner-operated).
- Redbarn Group Ltd
- Vinci Construction
- Profile Construction Consultants Limited
- AJ Morrisroe & Sons
- Leica Geosystems
- Galliard Homes
- And more
Super early bird: £149+VAT ends on 11th November
Early bird: £175+VAT ends on 6th January
Full price: £199+VAT
Radisson Blu, Stansted, Waltham Close, London Stansted Airport, Stansted, CM24 1PP
For speaker and content enquiries:
Jenny Gray, Senior Summit and Conference Manager
+44 (0)20 3225 5200
For marketing enquiries:
Martha Jane Musgrove, Senior Marketing Executive
+44 (0)20 3225 5200